Tim Rushing

If you have ever wanted to get in some good fishing in SW Florida, September is always a good month because we start to feel the breezes cool us a little, and the angle of the sun starts to wane, but the water is hot, and the fish are still all over the place. One day you can catch 40 redfish in one area, the next they may be gone and replaced with snook. Tarpon show up in random places, and even the tripletail and flounder mix it up in the back waters.

Grant above, caught this tripletail in the rain, in the mangroves. What we thought was a stubborn redfish way back in the mangrove roots turned out to be the scrappy fighter we usually look for in the offshore waters aroung the crab trap bouys.

The bait has been small, but elephants eat peanuts. Check out these two nice redfish that ate tiny baits.

Don’t let the brushes with the hurricanes Florida has experienced the past weeks discourage you from getting a taste of this good fishing and a fun day on the water . Give me a call and chat about fishing or book a trip and lets do it in person!

Tight Lines,

Captain Tim 239-821-9375

Fish Species: Snook
Bait Used: Live mullet
Tackle Used: Mediun spinning
Method Used: Slow drift
Water Depth: Varies
Water Temperature: Warm
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 15-20

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Tim Rushing

About The Author: Captain Tim Rushing

Company: Southern Gentlemen Fishing

Area Reporting: Naples, Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands

Bio: As a Fourth-generation native Floridian, I have spent more than 30 years soaking up the unrivaled fishery that is Southwest Florida. I spent much of my youth fishing everywhere for everything that could be caught in fresh or saltwater in this state. As a true Florida “Native” that has fished every single corner of the state for every single species of fish this great state offers, I knew this region was special the first time I laid eyes on her upon moving here after graduating from the University of Florida. Every time I go out on the water, whether it is the mystery and allure of the 10,000 islands and Everglades, the beautiful beaches of Naples and Marco or the grandeur of the Pine Island Sound Islands I feel like I am stealing something wonderful from the rest of the world! For the past 30 years I have studied, mastered, and observed the awesome gamefish and wildlife with the eye of a Florida native, and the excitement of kid at the beach for the first time in his life.

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